NEWTON MA (USA) - The Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) Austin Regional Workshop was held on February 1-4, 2018, at University of Texas-Austin, TX. MGGG is a small Boston-based team of mathematicians run by Moon Duchin of Tufts University whose mission is to study applications of geometry and computing to U.S. redistricting.
The Maptitude for Redistricting team is proud to have provided free training sessions to encourage people to get involved in the redistricting process. A one hour presentation on the history and utility of Maptitude was given, followed by two 90-minute training sessions that used both the desktop and the web-based versions of the redistricting software.
Maptitude for Redistricting is the dominant redistricting application. Among the earliest customers of Maptitude for Redistricting were the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, who wanted affordable and easy-to-use software to check against biased redistricting. Today, Maptitude is used by redistricting commissions, public interest groups, and most organizations involved in the redistricting process.
Also available is Maptitude Online Redistricting, a web-based redistricting software designed for governments or organizations that want to provide their members or the general public with a means to draw and report redistricting plans.
Caliper Corporation develops state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. With a focus on usability, Maptitude is designed to be a cost-effective, professional mapping software product. Maptitude enables organizations to leverage their location-based data to improve decision making and planning, while minimizing expenditure through competitively priced solutions.